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KOFY
Nov 19, 2012 11:30am PST
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KOFY
Nov 29, 2012 11:30am PST
. bush. >>> happening now president obama hosting republican mitt romney at the white house for a private lunch. romney arrived this morning walked into the west wing alone. it is the first meeting between the two since romney lost to president obama in the november election. that get together fulfills a promise president obama made during his election night victory speech. the white house says the president wants to talk about romney's ideas for making government more efficient. >>> lisa argen checks out where the showers are next. >>> we went all morning without airport delays now we have delays at sfo rain, wind gusts over 25 miles an hour. we are beginning to see the affects of a windy, rainy afternoon i'll dale when the next storm heads our way, how much rain, coming up. >> -- >>> actress lindsay lohan has >>> actress lindsay lohan has been realized again. people are stuck in very old d habits of using toothpaste to clean their denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply.
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Nov 6, 2012 11:30am PST
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KOFY
Nov 1, 2012 11:30am PDT
running again this morning. president obama told a wisconsin crowd that mitt romney is not the candidate for change he claims to be. the president says the economy is bunsing back and urged the crowd to give him four more years to finish the job he started in virginia mitt romney attacked the president's proposal to create a cabinet level of secretary of business. he said the nation doesn't mean a business secretary it needs a president who just understands business. >>> new poll shows public support for governor brown's tax measure remains below 50%. the latest poll shows prop 30 as 48% support, 38% opposed the director of the poll says there appears to be enough to swing prop 30 to victor. governor brown is in san francisco today make a -- making a last minute push for prop 30 his second bay area visit in a week: >>> if it looked like there were a million people at the giants victory parade that's there were. the city just released new crowd statistics more than a million people attended yesterday's parade honoring the giants' world series win. record number of people relied on bart to
KOFY
Nov 7, 2012 11:30am PST
obama thanks america after a victory against mitt romney. good morning i'm cheryl jennings. >>> and i'm kristen sze. the obamas are set to leave chicago within the hour to return to the white house. the president is turning his attention to the most pressing challenges. he needs a budget deal to prevent a fiscal cliff. if he captain deep spending cuts and tax increases will kick in next year. >> reporter: good afternoon. president obama the night here in chicago. he and his family will return to the white house later this afternoon. somehow he overcame a historically slow economy and high unemployment to win four more years. crowds rejoiced in times square, outside the white house and in chicago. >> the president: i want to thank every american who participated in this election. whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very longtime. by the way, we have to fix that. >> reporter: the outcome became clear before midnight as the mid western firewall held firm. >> the president: we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that for the united states of
KOFY
Nov 5, 2012 11:30am PST
line in the race for the white house. president obama and mitt romney are crisscrossing critical swing states ahead of tomorrow's election. new polls show the race tighter than ever. t.j. winick is in chicago. >> reporter: a sign of how close the obama campaign believes this could be the president appeared in new hampshire which only has four electoral votes. >> the president: we are no longer relevant, we're props, because what's happened is now the campaign falls on these 25-year-old kids folking on doors, making calls. >> reporter: he was joined by bill clinton who mocked mitt romney's pitch. >> don't pay too much attention to what our solutions are just be pined. look at me, i look like a president. -- and talk like one. and i'm telling you it is all going to be all right if you elect me >> reporter: with one day to go, candidates crisscross battleground states. mitt romney 14 stops in seven states president obama 14 stops in eight states both claim victory is within reach. >> he's hoping we'll settle. americans don't settle, we build, we aspire, we dream, we can do better. >
KOFY
Nov 2, 2012 11:30am PDT
added to the economy. katie marzullo is in the newsroom with the way president obama and mitt romney are spinning numbers. >> reporter: as it turns out the numbers landed in some grey area giving both something to seize upon to benefit their own campaign. >> the president: hello ohio! >> reporter: despite the small rise in the unemployment rate president obama pumped up ohio this morning. >> the president: today our businesses created nearly 5 1/2 million new jobs. companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: the president admits there is more work to be done. but says this is a pattern of real progress that includes a stronger auto industry, thanks to his bailout. romney is ing the numbers another way at a rally in wisconsin this morning he said the report is a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2%. today it is 7.9% and that's nine million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> reporter: s
KOFY
Nov 9, 2012 11:30am PST
it's under investigation. >>> in the last hour, president obama made his first public comments from the white house. he said that the most vulnerable americans must not bear the burden in reducing the deficit. >> and the president is ready to compromise, and he has called the congressional leaders to the white house next week to talk about the ticking fiscal time bomb. but one thing that has not changed, the republicans and democrats can look at the same report and come up with different conclusions. he said that it would push the unemployment by 9%. in his speech this morning, president obama maintains that tax increases of people earning more than $200,000 a year are part of the solution. >> the most hurtful consequences of the fiscal clip come from increasing tax rates. ernst and young raising the top rates would destroy -- >> i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit, where people like me, making over $250,000, are not asked to pay a dime more taxes. >> you saw house speaker, john boehner, there and he called the taxes a job k
KOFY
Nov 21, 2012 11:30am PST
he agreed after consulting with president obama. you see him wrapping up his remarks now. also we want to show you this video, secretary of state clinton in cairo. >> united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza the rocket attacks must end a calm returns. the people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence, today's agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on. >> reporter: just a few hours ago the violence was escalating. israel launched rapid fire airstrikes on gaza city after a small militant group set off a bomb on a bus full of civilians in tel aviv, 27 people were hurt. the cease-fire reached just now, beginning just now, includes that after 24 hours of quiet gaza's border crossings with israel will be open. over the course of this weeklong conflict, 147 palestinians in gaza have been killed. five israelis dead in the conflict. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> here at home, san jose police need help tracking the driver who hit a pedestrian and took off about 6:00 this morning. emergency responders found t
KOFY
Nov 28, 2012 11:30am PST
lisa argen will have the full forecast in a few minutes. >>> also, president obama turns to twitter and bay area business people are part of his push to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >>> new details noon deadly fire at a clothing fire in bangladesh. factory officials are -- are [ male announcer ] are you ready for tomorrow'ss technology today? then switch to a at&t u-verse t. add the wireless receiver exclusively from at&t, and you're no longer tied to the tv outlet. move your tv wherever you want in your home...even outside. [ megan ] call now and switch to u-verse for just $29 a month for six months, with a total home dvr included, free for life. add hbo and cinemax and get the first three months free. plus you can bundle tv and u-verse high speed internet with speeds up to 24 megs. [ male announcer ] our total home dvr lets you record four shows at once... and play them back in any room. every channel is in 100-percent, crystal-clear digital picture and sound. and you can upgrade to get 170 hd channels -- that's more than cable. [ megan ] so call now and switch to u-verse for
KOFY
Nov 20, 2012 11:30am PST
but fired off a few shots, security wrestled the man to the ground. president obama is sending secretary of state clinto mideaa cease-fire between israel and hamas in gaza. >> the united states does not engage directly with hamas. hamas has not met the conditions that we've set for many years to renounce terrorism to recognize israel's right to exist. >> reporter: tensions are fraying in gaza. israeli jets cratering over 100 targets, killing five, gaza militants blasted off over 60 rockets at israel. abc news was there as one family bolted to their bomb shelter as the sirens sounded. with columns of tanks massing on the gaza border, israeli cabinet is stepping back from the brink postponing a ground invasion, for now. warning only a long term cease-fire could avert a dreaded ground assault. >> if a long term solution can be put in place through diplomatic means, israel would be a willing partner to saoufp a solution. if stronger military action is necessary, israel will not hesitate to do what is necessary to defend our people. >> reporter: in addition to wanting all taxes on g
KOFY
Nov 26, 2012 11:30am PST
leader speaking now. president obama and congressional leaders are not expected to meet this week they want give staffers more time to work through differences first. the president is expected to hit the road to lied public support for his proposal. -- road to mobilize public support for his proposal. >>> current secretary of date will be termed out in 2014, if elected, ye hopes to expand california's online voter registration program into an online voting program. >>> that fog is hanging tough today itch >> worst spot is sfo, just a quarter mile visibility there, sunny and -- sunny and 60 in san jose now. fog in the north bay improving, we are looking at oakland, with foggy conditions, and vollmer peak. a big change all straight ahead. >>> plus, the hidden dangers of those bouncey houses. new report on how many kids they send to the hospital. >>> some bay area school kids get a surprise visit from one of the stars ron: years ago i made a promise to provide the best for my family, in sickness and in health. carol and i needed help figuring out what's covered by medicare and what's
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 11:35pm EST
presidential election. obama and mitt romney on the crucial states in their last weekend before election day. obama hone inre, his opponent costs economic plan. opponent's plan.ic e time, the republican congress and a surgeon senate candidate by the name of meant -- and a certain senate name of mittthe plany said that clinton's would hurt the economy. sounds familiar, doesn't it? >> throughout the campaign, argument he can think of, president obama has that theconvince you years have been a success. and so his plan for the next all hisrs is to take s from the first term, the stimulus, the borrowing, obama rest and do the all over again. he calls the plan forward. i call it four warned. >> the running mates also hit campaign trail on sunday. vice-president by been spent the ryan wento while paul to colorado. to make sure all of their supporters go to the polls. by rachelined now politico. first off, congratulations. let's get straight to it. have the election in less than 40 hours. -- less than 48 hours. how much of an impact do these minute rallies have on the election? the cand
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
work we have to do and the future that lies ahead. >> president obama is reelected to -- four more years in the white house after a long bitter campaign. good morning the morning after the election 5:00, thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm eric thomas. democrats around the country are celebrating. last night the president appeared in front of thousands of supporters to the beat of stevie wonder's signed, sealed and delivered many he backed out with the first lady and his daughters. he was victorious over mitt romney in most of the 12 key battleground states. t.j. winick is live in chicago where the president the night. he will be leaving for washington later. >> reporter: in the end it was a series of narrow state wins that gave the president a decisive victory. president obama won a second term tuesday after a race that was primarily fought in a handful of battleground states. >> the president: you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back. and we kno
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
eric thomas euplts it is obama reelected to a second term more complete coverage coming up in a moment. >>> we also have to talk about weather. mike has been forecasting fog and rain tomorrow. a lot to talk about. >> thankfully everything is quiet now on live doppler, still spinning, still picking up dry air, a few radar returns starting to show up a little drizzle over the coast where the thicker clouds are now. for the most part, just the fog. 2 1/2 mile visibility half moon bay, north bay quarter mile napa and santa rosa, little dangerous driving around there. other areas around three to few miles per hour at the reporting station which is close to bay level, up around 500 to 1,000 feet is where the thick fog is sitting. temperatures in the low to upper 50s in most areas 49 in livermore. afternoon hours it will be cloudy at the coast a little afternoon sun, near 60, high clouds this afternoon around the bay, mid to upper 60s, high clouds and sun inland upper 60s to mid 70s. >>> san mateo bridge fog-free still looks clear, tail lights towards foster city and highrise, moving at the l
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
ohio and pennsylvania both battle tkpwhrupbd states. president obama and the first lady are in chicago this morning. air force one arrived in the city last night following campaign stops in several battleground states. mr. obama will not be voting today he and the first lady cast their votes early. tonight election night party [ unintelligible ] >>> here in california one of the most closely watched races today will be prop 30. amy hollyfield joins you live from oakland where the governor is expected to cast his ballot in the next hour. >> reporter: here at fire station 6, governor brown will be surrounded by teachers and students he is not the only one advocating for the proposition. yesterday former labor secretary robert reich held a rally. regents said tuition would go up $2400 next semester without prop 30. governor brown held rallies yesterday across the state. students who are against prop 30 say they resent the fact that legislatures haven't better protected education funding. first the governor as he gets biblical about it. >> read the gospel of luke chapter 12, verse 48 where
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 5:00am PST
, ohio and pennsylvania are still in play. latest poll shows him trailing president obama 50% to 47%. romney held his final rally last night in new hampshire where his campaign got its first boost earlier this year also still up for grabs. >> president obama is waking up in his hometown of chicago after making his final campaign push in iowa last night. he plans to play basketball with his aides today and -- an election day tradition and do satellite interviews to get out the vote. the president voted nearly two weeks ago. tahman bradley will have a live report in just a few minutes. >>> a few hotly contested local congressional races. katie marzullo join a closer look. >> reporter: i have california blown up on the big board, zoomed in on the bay area. starting in the peninsula district 14, democratic incumbent jackie spear her opponent, the republican, a businesswoman and biotech consultant. now to the east bay to look at a different race, district 11, george miller the democratic incumbent. his challenger republican virginia fuller. registered nurse who became a united states cit
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 11:00am PST
chicago to join president obama tahman bradley joins us live. >> reporter: good afternoon from boston the most expensive election in history is in the hands of voters. mitt romney on the ground in ohio, hunting for last minute votes. they cast their ballots this morning hoping republicans in key swing states do the same, heading out for a final push in pennsylvania and ohio romney was brimming with confidence about his chances in the buckeye state. >> feel great about ohio. >> reporter: the romney campaign needs to overcome president obama's advantage. poll shows mr. obama a three point edge many romney tracked a large -- large crowd last night. >> your votes and your work in new hampshire will help me become the next president of the united states. >> reporter: president obama and the first lady are home in chicago. the president stopped by a local campaign office. >> you have to tell the team that i appreciate them. >> reporter: the president ended his reelection bid an emotional rally last night in iowa. >> the president: to all of you who lived and breathed the hard work of change
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
country back president obama, 48% mitt romney. the race is tied when you consider the margin is plus or minus three percentage point. stay with abc7 morning news. coming up katie marzullo will have more on what president obama and mitt romney have planned for today. plus how the new jobs report released this morning could impact the race. >>> the coffee executive who campaigned against partisan gridlock in washington is making an endorsement. the starbucks ceo announced he will vote for president obama this coming tuesday. last year the ceo urged his fellow business leaders to withhold campaign contributions to both parties until congress and the white house reach a deal to bring down the nation's deficit. he says the president deserves a second time. >>> affects of superstorm sandy continue. new video from new york city this morning, shows the continuing long line of cars waiting to fuel up. gas shortages continue to be found across the east coast, 60% of gas stations in new jersey are closed because they've run out of gas. 70% of stations are closed on long island. the shortage of
ABC
Nov 19, 2012 11:00am PST
-up will start. you can catch that game on espn at 5:30. >>> historic first for president obama. latest on the president's strip to southeast asia. >> long lines for holiday help in the south bay. why there may not [ male announcer ] introducing... a new way to save on your prescriptions. it's the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. with this plan, you can get copays as low as a dollar through a preferred network pharmacy like walgreens -- where you'll find 8,000 convenient locations. best of all, this plan has the lowest part d premium in the united states -- only $15 a month. open enrollment ends december 7th. so call today or visit your local walgreens. >>> the white house says president obama had a tense meeting with cambodia's prime minister this morning over human rights. the stop after emotional landmark visit to myanmar, now marching towards democracy. lisa stark reports. >> reporter: president obama became the first u.s. president to visit the country of myanmar in a quick stop over that included meetings with the president and a nobel peace prize win
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 4:30am PST
hard year and a half mr. obama is in chicago after ending his campaign with a rally in iowa the state that jumpstarted his first presidential bid. he did satellite interviews no more rallies. in contrast, mitt romney is pushing his quest for the presidency to the very last minute. he rallied before supporters last night in new hampshire the state that went for him in the primaries and up for grabs. romney will vote in boston in an unusual move, he will fly to cleveland and pittsburgh to make a final appeal to working-class voters. >> vice president biden cast his ballot in delaware where he just voted with his wife. just like everybody else, the vice president stood in line for about 20 minutes, chatting it up with other voters. last night he made final pleas in virginia. >> national polls still tight, outcome of the presidential race is more likely to turn on which states each candidate wins, rather than the total popular vote. katie marzullo joins that story. >> reporter: this is the electoral map. we are going to have fun, do some . battleground states in yellow, you can see how th
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
taking part in the candy exchange go to abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. >>> president obama and mitt romney begin a last push today to sway voters. >> one of our favorite moments from the giants' victory celebration. >> watch what happens when i say -- gangnam style. ♪ ♪ ♪ kj;ñ;ñ;ñ;ñ;ñ ♪ >>> welcome back. south of the north bay light steady rain for the morning commute in the north bay a little drizzle, fog. lunch this is all over other than a stray shower. warmer weather in the first weekend in november. can believe it is november already. >>> time flies. your voice, your vote. governor brown will be in san francisco today making a last minute push for prop 30 second visit in one week. prop 30 asks voters to approve temporary tax hike on incomes over a quarter of a million dollars a year. sales tax hike for the next four years. brown says the revenue will prevent six billion dollars in cuts to state funded schools. the latest numbers show prop 30 support dropping since september. >>> president obama dives back into campaigning after three days immersed in leading r
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am PST
towards a pick-up truck but managed to escape. >>> president obama set to make first post-election comments today about actions needed to avoid so-called fiscal cliff we've been hearing about. that could plunge the economy back into resection. the president will be asking congressional republicans and democrats to work together to tackle the fiscal problems. he will be speaking from the white house 10:00 our time and you want to stay with abc7 morning news at 6:15 we go live to washington, d.c. for a preview of today's remarks. >>> traffic and weather together, next. here's a live look outside, golden gate bridge, looks like there might be a little mist nothing like the storms we had overnight. meteorologist mike nicco will tell you where those storms are going using live doppler hd. >>> also ahead, alaska airlines debuts a new fleet of aircraft. [ unintelligible ] >>> welcome back. one shower moving through the heart of san jose heading towards lincoln and almaden sliding to the south and east you can see it is going to head down 101 possibly to morgan hill as it heads into the hi
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
obama in des moines, iowa, at the end of a long and grueling campaign. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan issue lee. the most expensive race in presidential histories up to the voters. tracking polls show president barack obama leading romney nationally 50 to 47%. lillian, the final push for votes? reporter: it's been a mad dash to the finish line. the candidates, wives, and running mates, campaigned in a total of 12 states. >> the president's final campaign stop was in iowa, a key battleground state and also a sentimental place for the obamas. his win here in the 2008 caucus jump-started his first presidential bid. >> i've come back to iowa one more time to ask for your vote. i came back to ask you to help us finish what we've started. >> the next president of the united states. >> the romneys also went back to the state where it started for them. their final stop, manchester, new hampshire. also a target state. >> the question of this election comes town to this. do you want four more years like the last four years? >> your hometown chicago bears good enough to win t
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
a few minutes. >>> -- your voice, your vote only one day left, president obama is bringing out star power before americans go to the polls. the president campaigned in ohio last night, the tate that many say will likely determine -- the state that many say will likely determine who wins. top celebrities will be out like brews springsteen, lady gaga and jay-z. romney campaign is focusing on voter turn out. -- >> reporter: good morning. today is the final day of campaigning. both sides think they can win. president obama is focused on three crucial midwest states. mitt romney hits up four states today. mitt romney is closing the campaign promising voters bipartisanship and real change. >> i'll indeficienter to find good men and women on -- old sides of the aisle who care more about the country than about politics. >> reporter: with polls showing the race a dead heat romney campaign focused on turnout, volunteers call a list of voters they believe lean republican, others knock on doors in search of people still undecided. >> i haven't made up my mind yet. >> reporter: romney campaign b
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm PDT
of superstorm sandy. president obama took a tour of the damage today. you will get to see some of it as well. >> and we will catch up on the presidential campaign nearing the finish line now with just six days to go. mitt romney pours big bucks into some of the swing states that he may be losing. >>> i'm michael finley. ahead on 7 on your side, the frustration of automatic bill pay. >>> there is a new presidential order today. 15 minute rule for federal agencies to respond to requests for help in new jersey. residents of the jersey shore are have lost their homes and businesses to superstorm sandy. abc 7 news reporter david louie is in the newsroom now with video of the destruction. david? >> superstorm storm sandy has done an estimated $20 billion in property damage, much of it along the new jersey shore. recovery it on the mind of residents but the biggest challenge is where and how to get started. the damage is widespread. the scope of the destruction is best seen from overhead. miles of new jersey shoreline, a summer play ground for generations have been battered by sandy's fierc
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 11:00am PST
. >> president obama thanks america after a victory against mitt romney. good morning i'm cheryl jennings. >>> and i'm kristen sze. the obamas are set to leave chicago within the hour to return to the white house. the president is turning his attention to the most pressing challenges. he needs a budget deal to prevent a fiscal cliff. if he captain deep spending cuts and tax increases will kick in next year. >> reporter: good afternoon. president obama the night here in chicago. he and his family will return to the white house later this afternoon. somehow he overcame a historically slow economy and high unemployment to win four more years. crowds rejoiced in times square, outside the white house and in chicago. >> the president: i want to thank every american who participated in this election. whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very longtime. by the way, we have to fix that. >> reporter: the outcome became clear before midnight as the mid western firewall held firm. >> the president: we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that for the united
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
to go now until votes are in, president obama has inched out to a slim advantage. the president now has a three-point lead in the popular vote over mitt romney according to latest tracking poll from abc news and washington post. abc 7 news political reporter is live at the campaign head quarters in chicago tonight. we're here in chicago is obama country about as blue as bay area here. so makes sense this is where the president will spend tomorrow fight. today he had important places to be. the president started his last day on the catch yain in wis wisms a huge crowd estimated 18,000 cheered him on. >> you know i'll fight for you as hard as i know how. you know that will happen. >> the crucial state is ohio. he and mitt romney in columbus today. the president will finish up tonight in iowa. he started his first campaign four years ago. >> we know we've got more work to do. >> for mitt romney it's a win in florida, virginia and ohio. he needs to sweep all three. he will finish up tomorrow, watching returns in boston. >> do you want real change? >> president obama will be here in chic
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
in california say rez obama needs to seize on this opportunity. >> listen to individual members on both sides. develop the relationships that are necessary when you have big, difficult problems.. >> republicans need to lack for places where they can work with the president that would be government reform. they need to make a better case on the tax policies. >> today john boehner stressed election was not a mandate for raising taxs.. >> and stocks sank on wall street. dow saw the worst day of the year. the nasdaq and dow drop considerably. others a they expect that had drop off if barack obama won. the president and congress cannot agree on an expiring $800 billion plan. >> workers strike against railly supermarket led to an arrest. tonight union employees gathering to show solidarity. alan wong is live at the railly's tonight with the story. >> there are communications director arrested here at the knob hill store. i'm told there is a dispute over a paycheck so a company spokesperson for the store chain says he was arrested for assaulting a railly's employee. this sunday nearly 8,0
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
updated on the items tonight. >> turning our attention to politics now, president barack obama and former massachusetts governor mitt romney making a last push on the final day of camp yaining for president. abc 7 news mark math use joins us from chicago. just outside mccormick place, this is where president obama will be tomorrow night today he and his republican rival were in the all-important swing states. president obama kicked things off before a fired up crowd of 18,000. >> you know that i'll fight for you and families as hard as i know how. you know that will happen. >> he's traveling with bruce springsteen all day. >> besides wisconsin the president hitting ohio, finishing in iowa. the last day included stops in florida, ohio and virginia. romney will finish up with kid rock in a large rally in new hampshire. the president will watching from here in chicago. security won't let us near it. we can't show you the hall being prepared for tomorrow night. we can tell you big donors are gathering tonight at gibbs yonz. one is san franciscoin gwyneth vitello. who met ob yaum during
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00am PST
violence incident involving his wife before he was resainted. >>> president obama and congressional -- leaders barely have time to cap their breath. the fiscal cliff that threatens to throw u.s. economy back into recession. katie marzullo live in the newsroom in is going to take compromise. >> reporter: -- skeptical they are going to do it, lawmakers have not found much common ground over the past four years washington remains almost unchanged after the election. president obama has already talked with the top four leaders in the house and senate on the phone from chicago before returning to the white house last night that includes house speaker ran john boehner. he says his party is willing to consider tax increases only under the right circumstances which include fewer tax loopholes and simpler, fairer tax code. right now all sides are laying out opening arguments for negotiations that are to come. they need to avoid severe and automatic government spending cuts and tax hikes that will take place january 1st. those cuts and hikes total 800 billion dollars. in the bay area there's
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Nov 5, 2012 2:00am PST
rally. and president obama urges people to get out and vote. the 2012 presidential election campaign is down to its last 24 hours. 25 hours. just one day until we elect a new president, and then the final push is on. the latest polls show it is a very tight race. abc news washington post poll shows president obama with a one-point le romney and ano romney and another poll shows the candidates in a dead heat with 48% each. and with time running out, both candidates are spending the last few hours making their pitch to voters. >> reporter: a frantic pace for mitt romney and president obama in the final stretch kris crossing the swing states. mitt romney, 14 stops in seven states and president obama 14 stops in eight states. the latest abc news washington post poll shows that the race is essentially deadlocked. 40 money% of likely voters support obama and 48% romney. >> the candidates and their running mates all made stops in the critical battle ground state of ohio. of course they had dual messages for voter. >> i know what real change looks like. it is because i fought for it. it is beca
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
thought he hit debris in the road. >>> president obama back in washington d c after securing a second term this week. the president and his first family arrived back at the white house last night. now mr. obama and congress must tackle the so-called fiscal cliff looming ahead. january 1st, an 800 billion dollar tax cut will expire. that will mean tax hikes and spending cuts kick in unless there's a deal. coming up our katie marzullo will have more. >>> traffic and weather together, next. >>> live look outside now before the rain comes this is the san mateo bridge deck dry, traffic moving fine.g5ç mike will tell us when rain will arrive in your neighborhood today. sue will check your commute. >>> you know about black friday how about black thursday. how wal-mart is getting a bigger >>> here's doppler out of eureka showers even moderate showers no thunder out of this storm yet we did have a few claps of thunder over the sierra as the rain has changed over to snow. winds are slowing now the cold front is moving away from us. gusts up to 30 in oakland we were in the 25 to 35 degre
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Nov 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> carolyn: still ahead the thanksgiving messages from president obama and the republicans. >> i'm laura anthony in danville where wild turkeys roam the streets. i'll have a live report coming up. >> larry: plus the viewer who tracked down the owners of this gold suitcase after she saw a report yesterday. >> carolyn: and president has a >> larry: wild turkeys, they are bag problem for some residents this thanksgiving. >> carolyn: they are destroying property, as well. laura anthony is live in danville, you saw a flock of these today? >> reporter: i'm not sure if its flock or a herd but to take center stage, we saw wild turkeys roaming the streets. they have grown in recent here in danville this is one of several neighborhoods turkeys are a way of life. according to one wildlife biologist they were first introduced into the area by a private landowner who released 20 of them for hunting. nature has taken their course and there are thousands of them. some regard them as welcome novelty and others not so much. >> they are a nuisance. they are crossing the traffic and causing problems
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Nov 18, 2012 6:00pm PST
stumping for president obama's economic plan to avert what analysts warn could be a so-called financial cliff. the congresswoman from san francisco says raising taxes on high income earners has to be part of the equation. >> just to close loopholes is too low. they want it to be revenue neutral. the president made it clear the higher income people have to pay they're fair share. >> congress is negotiating with barack president obama on an agreement. president barack obama is set to become the first u.s. president to visit myanmar. the thailand the president tried to assure critics his visit is not an endorsement of the government but acknowledgment of a process that few saw coming. myanmar, firmerly known as burma, is moving towards democracy. >> just ahead, a special honor at the white house for some bay area teens. plus, hot says -- sales for the latest video to hit the market. >> more rain is ahead for the holiday week. >> leigh: leg has the forecast. >> i'm mike shumann and feelingg the raiders' pain, the saints were in pound and -- >> ama: the biggest names in music are hitting the
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Nov 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
for sure, president obama and mitt romney are full speed ahead in the battleground states seeking out undecided voters. president obama was in boulder, colorado yesterday. today he has three campaign events in ohio. he will be anxious to hear the jobs report. political expert telling the san francisco gate if the unemployment rate stays below 8% he believes voters will slug it off. any increase would mean president obama would -- face voters with the highest rate since roosevelt if the rate is above 8%, mitt romney is going to use that to his advantage. he campaigned in virginia yesterday. this morning, romney starts in wisconsin and moves to ohio. "the new york times" reporting the romney campaign is making a serious play for pennsylvania last minute appearance there sunday, polls now show president obama's edge in pennsylvania is narrowing. will the jobs report give either any massive boost? that's unclear. experts say all but a few voters have likely made up their minds, particularly, about the economy. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> developing news for one of the areas hardest hit
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Nov 7, 2012 4:30am PST
rise or fall together as one nation and one people. >>> president obama secures four more years in the white house. victories in crucial swing states put him well over-the-top in the electoral college. good morning i'm eric thomas. >>> and i'm kristen sze president obama is waking up in chicago this morning after winning a second term. last night mr. obama appeared in front of thousands of celebrating democrats. he won most of the 12 key battle ground states, including the most critical, ohio. >> the president: you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard. while our journey has been long. we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> president obama will return to the white house this afternoon. he has no public events planned for today. before he declared victory mitt romney conceded gracefully. he told his supporters he called the president to congratulate him. he said it was time to put aside partisanship and work together for the good of the nation. >
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
one people. >> president obama secures four more years as president. victories in the swing states put him well over the top with the votes needed to win the electoral college. good evening, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. as you well know barack obama has been re-elected president of the united states. he just finished speaking to the nation, and he accepted the concession call from mitt romney two hours ago. >> the president won the important swing states of ohio, wisconsin, colorado and new hampshire. one swing state, florida, is still undeclared tonight. >> the president thanked the crowd and talked about what he wants to do over the next four years, his second term. >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together, reducing our deaf tau sit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. we've got more work to do
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
obama is back at the white house after his whirlwind tour of asia. the reason the command in chief may not be too happy about the outcome of his trip. >>> 87 this the south bay san jose near hp pavillion the rain has picked up once again. you can see we have rain rolling across san jose heaviest near tully towards alum rock near blossom hill back towards campbell and los gatos. waves of light rain even drizzle for the rest of the morning commute as the system is stalled overtop of us, as we head towards noon, it is finally giving us its last chance of a shower then partly sunny this afternoon upper 50s at the coast, mid 60s for rest of us. >>> wet roads in marin county south 101 past civic center tail lights towards lincoln central san rafael, problem southbound 280 before 10 -- before 101 in the city that has cleared. good news in san francisco. just getting word there's a 10 to 15 minute delay on bart. another accident west 237 past lorenz expressway blocking a lane. westbound dumbarton toll, accident blocking a land of traffic. busy morning, lots of standing water please give yourse
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Nov 18, 2012 9:00am PST
sheriff's department and the diocese are now investigating. >> coming up, president obama begins his three day tour of southeast asia. his first overseas trip since his re-election. what he's saying about tomorrow's historic visit to myanmar. and the holiday season kicks off in san francisco. we will have a >> new this morning, president obama has arrived in thailand the first stop on his three-nation tour of southeast asia. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton are making -- and the us ambassador met and exchange the guests and pleasantries. it includes the first-ever residential stop in myanmar, also known as burma. president obama said his visit to myanmar will not be an endorsement of its government but rather as a sign of progress. the president returns it washington late wednesday, just in time for thanksgiving. >> the president are urging the republicans to give a little to raising tacks on the wealthy to extend middle class tax cuts and avoid the doomsday scenario that camps on january 1st if there's no agreement. the so-called fiscal cliff is real without a deal b
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Nov 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
rally. and president obama urges people to get out and vote. the 2012 presidential election campaign is down to its last 24 hours. 25 hours. just one day until we elect a new president, and then the final push is on. the latest polls show it is a very tight race. abc news washington post poll shows president obama with a one-point lead over mitt romney and another poll shows the candidates in a dead heat with 48% each. and with time running out, both candidates are spending the last few hours making their pitch to voters. >> reporter: a frantic pace for mitt romney and president obama in the final stretch kris crossing the swing states. mitt romney, 14 stops in seven states and president obama 14 stops in eight states. the latest abc news washington post poll shows that the race is essentially deadlocked. 40 money% of likely voters support obama and 48% romney. >> the candidates and their running mates all made stops in the critical battle ground state of ohio. of course they had dual messages for voter. >> i know what real change looks like. it is because i fought for it. it is because
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Nov 11, 2012 6:00am PST
shattered windows and damaged dozens of surrounding homes. >>> president obama's re-election victory just got a bit bigger. florida now in the president's column by a nose. state officials say the president took 50% of the vote compared to 49% from mitt romney. the results mean the president took eight out of nine swing states, losing only north carolina. the final electoral college results now read president obama 332, romney 206. >>> coming up at 8:00 abc's "this week" "examines the election. what president obama did right and what the republicans need to do and what both have to do to avoid falling off the so-called fiscal cliff. that's coming up at 8:00 right here on abc7. >>> we are learning more this morning about the scandal involving david petraeus. his sudden resignation as head of the cia is still sending shockwaves through washington. petreas said he accepts all the blame for his own downfall >>> after nearly four decades in international affairs, it was an extramarital affairs that brought david petraeus' distinguished career to a jolting end. in a statement to cia employees h
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
president obama together today for the first time since the end of presidential election. >>> good thursday morning. winter weather advisory for the sierra nevada, temperatures are going to be warm, mid to upper 40s throughout the weekend, over light lows in the mid 30s, another series of storms headed our way. here's live doppler 7 hd right now wet weather up through lakeport, clear lake and a few light showers through east brokaw road, san jose, there will be showers around today, but the main energy and the next storm system is up to the north, all going to sag south this brings heavy rain, gusty winds throughout the evening. 1:00, most of the activity sonoma county, breezy southeast winds 10 to 20 miles an hour. by 5:00, more showers, the frontal band doesn't push through until overnight, today low to mid 60s. >>> moderate right now, a couple of incidents, east shore freeway traveling towards richmond, where that 580 merges on to 80, bunched up past golden gate fields. sluggish into the macarthur maze no major stalls or accidents. north 880 before fruitvale stalled big rig seco
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Nov 9, 2012 1:05am PST
side. what drove mr. obama to tears in the just released video. >> then later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". spent nearly 40 years behind bars for double murder he insist he did not commit. today he was set free. amazing story of a decades long fight for justice. >> hang over star bradley cooper wearing the mantle of cooper wearing the mantle of sexiest man alive. on >> stay with us. 7 news at 1 11:00 will bkjañ;x;x;x$ú [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin too bad the guys aren't here we're clear. ok, swarm! swarm! hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin >> pay area residents say they are no longer part of this country and they have taken a blood oath joined a group that has formed its own government with own law and leaders. >> people with similar belief been linked to variety of crime
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
make plans to take over the country. >> also the president sensitive side. what drove mr. obama to tears in the just released video. >> then later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". spent nearly 40 years behind bars for double murder he insist he did not commit. today he was set free. amazing story of a decades long fight for justice. >> hang over star bradley cooper wearing the mantle of cooper wearing the mantle of sexiest man alive. on >> stay with us. 7 news at 1 >> stay with us. 7 news at 1 11:00 will b >> pay area residents say they are no longer part of this country and they have taken a blood oath joined a group that has formed its own government with own law and leaders. >> people with similar belief been linked to variety of crime including killing police officers. only the abc 7 news team was able to get that one of the meetings. >> dan is here with a look at what the republic for the united states is all about. >>reporter: so-called sovereign citizens movement has grown in recent years. but even the fbi doesn't know how many people are involved. some expe
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Nov 11, 2012 11:35pm EST
? >> well certainly after you have tuesday's election president obama comes in with the upper hand he won a nationwide victory and republicans suffered a loss. the pressure now is on republicans to come to the table and say how much ground are we willing to give here? and do we think that back in 2004 when president bush won his reelection he had a smaller electoral college victory and he considered that a mandate. the president here might be able to say that but dows the president compromising on some of the things that he has said he is going to stick with the tax cuts and repealing the bush tax cuts? what do you see the president's role to be? >> the president's role here is sticking by the campaign trail thopets have tax cuts making less than $250,000 and you have john boehner saying somewhat saying we don't want to have any tax increases at all. so the pressure is on republicans to budge somewhat and you're going to see the question over the next couple of weeks is how do you see what form does that take. >> what other lessons or headlines do you think we got out of this year's elect
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Nov 29, 2012 11:00am PST
president obama hosting republican mitt romney at the white house for a private lunch. romney arrived this morning walked into the west wing alone. it is the first meeting between the two since romney lost to president obama in the november election. that get together fulfills a promise president obama made during his election night victory speech. the white house says the president wants to talk about romney's ideas for making government more efficient. >>> lisa argen checks out where the showers are next. >>> we went all morning without airport delays now we have delays at sfo rain, wind gusts over 25 miles an hour. we are beginning to see the affects of a windy, rainy afternoon i'll dale when the next storm heads our way, how much rain, coming up. >> -- >>> actress lindsay lohan has been realized again. latest incident that sent her to jail overnight. >>> a film based on the shooting death of oscar grant will premiere at the sundance film festival the movie is selected to compete for best dramatic film in utah next week. it is expected to cover the shooting of the unarmed oakland m
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm PST
believe it will be easier for president obama to negotiate with republicans if the 72-year-old congresswoman is not in the picture. meantime president obama scheduled his first news conference since the election. abc news will carry it live 10:30 a.m. our time. >>> well, three oakland police officers were reunited with a baby boy that they helped deliver on friday. know land -- noland shell miller is named after oakland's noland park, the spot where he was born. his father pulled in and asked for help as nolan's mother went into labor. this is surveillance video. nolam's mother gave birth in the family's suv with the help of police. now four days old noland was introduced to the officers and they gave him his first teddy bear. how sweet is that? >>> let's turn your attention to the weather forecast as we hit midweek. sand jaw patel is -- sandhya patel is back. >> it is a sweet looking forecast for midweek. let's show you the sunset. thisth is what noland came into. you can see the high clouds. it was a gorgeous day. let's check out live doppler 7hd and i will show you what it l
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
the president after a grueling campaign. president obama and his family arrived back at the white house tonight. the president and congress have a big deadline to contend with. on january 1st, an $800 billion tax cut will expire and analysts say it will hurt the nation's economic recovery. the president called top ranking democrats and republicans to talk about the work ahead. republicans seemed willing to compromise. >> we also have the problem of our fiscal imbalance overnight. certainly won't do it in a lame duck session of congress. the house stands ready to work with you to do what is best for our country. >> the president will have to work with republicans to make that happen. republicans have control of the house. there are still nine undecided seats, but it will not affect control of the body. democrats have the power. they have 54 eastbound ins in their caucus and one independent senator who is expected to lean democratic. despite the majority, the senate still needs 60 votes to pass most legislation. >> protests may take place outside the chick fillet. but tonight it is
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Nov 21, 2012 11:00am PST
he agreed after consulting with president obama. you see him wrapping up his remarks now. also we want to show you this video, secretary of state clinton in cairo. >> united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza the rocket attacks must end a calm returns. the people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence, today's agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on. >> reporter: just a few hours ago the violence was escalating. israel launched rapid fire airstrikes on gaza city after a small militant group set off a bomb on a bus full of civilians in tel aviv, 27 people were hurt. the cease-fire reached just now, beginning just now, includes that after 24 hours of quiet gaza's border crossings with israel will be open. over the course of this weeklong conflict, 147 palestinians in gaza have been killed. five israelis dead in the conflict. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> here at home, san jose police need help tracking the driver who hit a pedestrian and took off about 6:00 this morning. emergency responders found t
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